IRL: Indy 500: Felipe Giaffone practice day three remarks

Felipe Giaffone and the ...

Felipe Giaffone and the #21 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force did not make it out onto the track during today's rain-delayed practice for the 86th Indianapolis 500 as his crew spent the day preparing his back-up car for practice on Wednesday. Giaffone on Monday had the third-fastest lap of the day at 225.930 mph in his primary car.

His teammate Tony Kanaan and the #17 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force picked up some more speed today, cracking the 225-mph barrier for the first time this week with a lap of 225.529 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. It was the 16th-fastest lap overall among the 37 cars that took to the track. Kanaan completed 51 laps in all during a session that started more than three hours late. It was the second day in a row that rain cut short the traditional seven hours of practice time.

Frenchman Laurent Redon was fastest overall today with a lap of 229.808 mph, the best lap of the opening three days of practice here. Bruno Junqueira was second fastest at 228.566 mph, followed by Scott Sharp at 228.135 mph. Pole Day qualifying is set for Saturday.

FELIPE GIAFFONE

"Tony's been preaching patience ever since we got here, and today was the ultimate test of that for me. We sent the crew back to the race shop to get my back-up car ready for Wednesday. So I got to sit around a be a spectator. Being a driver, naturally you want to be out there on the track. But all the hard work the crew put in today hopefully will begin paying off tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Scott Sharp , Bruno Junqueira , Tony Kanaan , Laurent Redon , Mo Nunn